Top 5 Flowering Plants To Grow In July
July marks the rainy season in India. Nature sees a sudden shift in the climate with frequent showers and a drop in temperature. If you still have some empty spaces left in your garden, July is the right time to plant beautiful flowering plants and add a touch of magic.
If you’re looking to add some color to your garden this month, here are five of the best flowering plants to grow in July:
Hydrangeas are stunning shrubs that are a classic and beautiful addition to any garden. They produce large clusters of showy flowers in shades of pink, blue, white, or purple. These flowers are not only charming but also attract birds and butterflies to the garden. They have a long blooming season, with some varieties blooming through the autumn. Hydrangeas can grow from 3 to 10 feet tall and wide, depending on the variety. They can be easily grown in pots as well as in the ground. They grow well in partial shade and well-drained, moist soil.
Lantanas are easy-to-maintain evergreen shrubs with broad leaves. They grow well in the summer season and produce bunches of flowers in multiple shades of yellow, orange, red, coral, white, purple, and peach. Lantanas grow well in hot weather and require full sun for around 6-8 hours. Grow them in your garden as hedges or pot them in small planters to add a rainbow of colors to your garden. They are also a great way to attract pollinators like bees and butterflies to your vegetable garden.
3. Pentas (Star Flower):
Pentas are easy-to-grow perennial shrubs that grow well in hot and humid weather. They are good to grow in beds as well as small pots. Their pretty star-shaped flowers grow in bunches and come in vibrant colors such as pink, purple, white, and red. These flowers also attract lots of pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Frequent pruning and pinching can ensure continuous flowering in these plants. The plants require full sun and frequent watering for optimum growth, but overhead watering should be avoided.
Nasturtiums are flowering herbaceous plants that grow in the summer months. They do well on the ground as well as in containers. It’s an easy-to-maintain plant that can survive harsh summers but does well in moist soil. Its yellow and orange flowers not only add a touch of sparkle to your garden but are edible and can be a great addition to your salads. These plants are also grown in vegetable gardens especially along with cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli, as they repel insects and pests like aphids.
If you love to have a small water garden at your place you should try out growing Lotus. Lotus is an aquatic flowering plant that needs full sun and plenty of water. It’s a hassle-free plant that continues to bloom throughout the summer until late autumn. Its floating, lightly scented pink and white flowers fill the atmosphere with peace and serenity. Its edible seeds and rhizomes are used widely for culinary and medicinal purposes. Grow it in your backyard pond or a water container to add a touch of elegance to your space.
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